Friday, November 6, 2009
J.J. Rogers #6.
I've always liked this ad. The magic marker tattoo on his arm says I hate chicks.
The weather looks promising for both Saturday and Sunday. I've got a new board and trucks to break in. I'm also breaking in a pair of Lakai MJ5's. I like the colorways on the website and I got the green ones. They remind me of the old Vans Tom Boyle model from 1997 or 1998. These have the Lakaitning beefed up vulcanized sole. I'm not thrilled with the shape of the shoe and the sole seems to not grip. The lack of grip could be based on my older grip tape so that could be irrelevant. The soles are also thicker than even a good cupsole. I'm not sure how I feel about that. It is a little weird. My general feeling is that these sneakers are OK, but I wouldn't buy another pair. I would consider giving the Lakaitning a second chance on a different model.
Another part of me says that I should just stick with the Jamie Thomas Rival until they stop making them. Those seemed to work really well for me.
Thrasher - June 1991 Volume 11 Number 6